Each concert poem can be experienced as a frame through which the piece of music is viewed - a new paradigm - if you will. Concert poetry is a way of introducing the listener to a new piece of music or reframing perceptions of the familiar.
Opus 3, No 3, Melodie by S. Rachmaninoff
Valsa de Dor by H. Villa Lobos
Gondoliera by Franz Liszt
La Campanella by Franz Liszt
La Vol du Bourdon by Rimsky-Korsakov
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt
Katie has been a self employed Decorative Painter and Illustrator since leaving college in 1985. She gained a BA Hons. in Visual Communication at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, Wiltshire. After being inspired by her travels Katie is now based in Winchcombe. Her murals and illustrations can be seen at Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe.
John-Paul Gandy now known as Sequoia, has performed Helena's music since the 1990's when they met at music college in London. Sequoia is a musical genius and worked as a répétiteur for British opera companies throughout his career, as well as premiering fiendishly difficult piano music for many contemporary music composers, including Joël-François Durand. I am very grateful for his performance and recordings of these concert poetry pieces and hope that you will enjoy them for the gift that they are.